We are under the direction of trusted community leaders.

Workforce Solutions of Central Texas is led by a board of directors comprised of community leaders from local businesses, educational institutions, labor groups, economic development corporations, community-based organizations, and government entities. Under their direction, Workforce Solutions of Central Texas implements the Workforce Investment Act principles so that local residents gain access to career opportunities and employers can build the workforce they need for success.

Central Texas Workforce Development Board

In Texas, twenty-eight Workforce Boards, which include ours, are responsible for:

– Developing local plans for the use of Workforce
– Investment Act funds Oversight of the local service delivery system
– Coordinating activities with economic development entities and employers in their local areas


Workforce Solutions of Central Texas board members are appointed by local officials and work in tandem with the State of Texas to develop policies and guidelines, and to provide oversight of the local workforce investment system. Board membership includes individuals representing business and industry, economic development agencies, community-based organizations, education, organized labor, public assistance agencies and more. 

What We Value

We concentrate our efforts on exceeding customer expectations. Recognizing that such a focus is essential to our success, we listen to our customers and work diligently to develop realistic customer-driven solutions. Our systems foster an environment supporting continuous improvement. We are innovators – inspiring rather than limiting those we serve.

We act efficiently, respectfully, and ethically to produce positive results for Central Texas’ businesses and job seekers. We are accountable to the system’s owners — the taxpayers and our communities. As stewards of the public trust, we take responsibility for accomplishing our organization’s mission, vision, and goals.

In everything we do, we strive for excellence. We provide high-quality, customer-driven workforce services that assist businesses and job seekers in their efforts to be competitive in a global economy. We empower staff to act appropriately and consistently, exceeding customer expectations. We are committed to systematically evaluate our efforts to ensure opportunities for improvement and innovation are identified and implemented.

We promote communication, networking and collaboration as the chosen method for problem solving. Working together in cohesive units, we work hand-in-hand to create solutions and implement customer-driven strategies. Common goals and desires are elevated above that of individual team members.

We choose to operate openly, honestly, and ethically. While representing Central Texas Workforce, we do not compromise the principles of the organization. We do what is right in all circumstances, take pride in what we do, and set an example for others. We earn the trust of those we serve. We are trustworthy.

Who We Serve

The Board for Workforce Solutions of Central Texas The area are responsible for an area comprised of 7 counties: Bell, Coryell, Lampasas, San Saba, Milam, Hamilton, and Mills.


We provide services for job seekers and businesses that are designed to keep businesses supplying the workforce with quality employment in exchange for a highly skilled workforce.

Executive Committee

  • Ken Alessi, Chair
  • Zach Dietze, Vice Chair
  • Sonya Havens, Treasurer
  • Larry Anglin, Past Chair
  • Judy Bowen, Literacy Council Chair
  • Horace Grace, Representing the Workforce Board
  • Bill Stanford
  • David Blackburn, Ex-Officio


  • Sonya Havens, Chair
  • Barbara Bozon
  • Horace Grace
  • Tama Shaw
  • Bill Stanford
  • Ken Alessi, Ex-Officio
  • David Blackburn, Ex-Officio

Board Meeting Schedule

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Workforce Solutions of Central Texas Board of Directors Meetings are held from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM the last Thursday of every month (unless otherwise noted on agendas and public notices).

Meeting Materials

WDB Meeting Materials Cover

February 27, 2020

Workforce Board of Central Texas Meeting Materials (includes agenda).

Let's Get In Touch

How can we help?

  • 254-200-2000 | call
    254-742-4400 | call
    512-556-4055 | call
    512-446-6440 | call
  • 300 Cheyenne Drive , Killeen | map
    201 Santa Fe Way, Temple | map
    523 E 3rd St, Lampasas | map
    313 N Main St #1, Rockdale | map

At Workforce Solutions of Central Texas, we can help you every step of the way to achieve your goals. Join thousands of Central Texans and own the future of your career or business.


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The Workforce Solutions of Central Texas System is an equal opportunity employer/programs. Equal Opportunity is the Law. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

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